New Delhi: Rear Admiral Antony George has assumed charge as the Chief Staff Officer (Training) on February 20 at Headquarters, Southern Naval Command. Chief Staff Officer (Training) plays a key role in the conduct of all training in the Indian Navy.
The new Chief Staff Officer (Training) is anti-submarine warfare specialist
A graduate from St Stephens College, the Flag Officer was commissioned into the Indian Navy on July 1, 1987. An anti-submarine warfare specialist, he hails from the district of Alappuzha in Kerala.
During his career spanning over 32 years, the Flag Officer has tenanted several important appointments, both at sea and ashore. His major sea assignments include the Fleet ASW Officer of the Western Fleet, Commands of the Missile Corvette INS Khanjar and the Guided Missile Frigate INS Tarkash (which he commissioned in Kaliningrad, Russia).
Other important shore assignments tenanted by the Flag Officer include Command ASW Officer of the Eastern Naval Command, instructor at the prestigious Defence Services Staff College and Commodore Bureau of Sailors.
The Flag Officer has undergone the Advanced Command and Staff Course in UK and the Naval Higher Command Course at the Naval War College, Mumbai. On promotion to Flag rank in October 17, he was appointed as the first Assistant Chief of the Naval Staff (Staff Requirements), the post which he tenanted for over two years. He is the recipient of the Nao Sena Medal and the Vishisht Seva Medal.